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US Patent Original Letters Patent - We got just the Ribbon Copy of the US Patent

US Patent Granted 2020-10-13


Original Letters Patent


Although the word “Ribbon” would suggest there is an actual ribbon binding the patent copy, the USPTO has not actually bound Ribbon Copies with a ribbon since 1985. The Ribbon Copy is printed on cardstock and wrapped with a cardstock cover that includes a gold seal (see example below). It has an ornate and official appearance that lends itself to jury presentations. It is also self-authenticating at trial.